I won't bore you with a list of all the things that are the same between any two western countries. Those things have been well enumerated, thus one must find fun in the little differences, like what gets served as an airline salad.
Yum! eXtra tentacles.
It was a long travel day but all went smoothly and in Amsterdam and thus far in Portugal we have never had to use hand signals and drawings like we often had to back when we wuz young.
Tomorrow we head south to the water and begin our adventures an Andalucia.